Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Very Bloggy Giveaway

Here it is - the stash of goodies I've been putting together to say thank you for donating to the Cancer Council via my Very Bloggy Morning Tea and Australia's Biggest Morning Tea. A very big thanks to all the lovely, generous people who have offered prizes. Such a creative bunch of people!


One lucky person will win:




1) Two 100% linen tea towels designed and printed in Australia by ink & weave - 'Tea Freak' and 'Caffeine Fiend'. Use them to dry your best tea set or, better yet, frame them to hang on the wall. Valued at $24.90 each. You can see the other fantastic ink & weave designs at the shop and keep up to date via Facebook.

2) I was so excited to recently discover Maison Blanche Candles. These beautiful candles are handmade in Sydney by the very talented Kristy. She has offered up a tea-lovers package which includes a White Tea and Berries candle and a Green Tea and Lemongrass candle. Valued at $18 each. Visit her shop here, her blog here, or connect on Facebook.


3) When Christina Lowry recently released her Afternoon Tea beads collection, I snapped up a gorgeous necklace for myself. She very kindly offers this one-off 'Teacups and Doilies' necklace made from handmade beads and valued at $25. Connect with Christina via her shop, blog and Facebook.

4) A set of six tea-themed badges by Miss Badger's Buttons. Valued at $6. Be sure to check out Kate's other fun designs at her shop.



5) The gorgeous May of Seal Design Studio and Seal Typo has generously donated two 8x10 prints - this fantastic CS Lewis quote and You Are My Cup of Tea posterValued at $14 each. Connect at Facebook here and here.




6) This beautiful Ruby Victoria Red Teapot linocut print would look lovely in your kitchen, or any room for that matter. Valued at $26. See the other beautiful prints available at the Ruby Victoria shop or connect via Facebook.

7) This limited edition (as in ONE only) original Typically Red tea cosy was designed and knit by moi as promised some time ago. It's made from 100% wool, finished with an ever so subtle pompom and a Craft Queen button, and fits your average biggish teapot. Tea-warming and heart-warming all at once! Value: priceless.



8) My good friend Nicole aka Craft Queen thinks you should be able to do a bit of shopping while you sip your tea. She's generously offered a $50 voucher to spend at her shop. Stock up on ribbonsbuttonspapercraft supplieswashi tape - you name it! Keep up to date with the Craft Queen happenings on Facebook or the blog.

9) And finally, for the vintage lovers and collectors, this is an authentic Johnson set of four cups and saucers, gift packaged in the original (slightly damaged) box. I've seen similar sets for sale on eBay for $50.

And two runners-up will win a Bushell's tea caddy and an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea merchandise pack.

To be in the running, I won't compel you to donate to my Very Bloggy Morning Tea but you kind of know that's the idea. You can do so here or by clicking the little button over on the right. For your own peace of mind, know that any donations go directly to the Cancer Council of Australia, not via my place in any way. There is nothing in this for me other than that heartwarming feeling of having done something worthwhile with a bunch of good people.

Please leave me a comment on this post to say hi and answer this short question: What's your favourite hot beverage/sweet treat combo? Tea and scones, chocolate and churros, that kind of thing.

If you choose to remain an anonymous donor but would like the chance to win, please send me an email to typicallyred@yahoo.com so I know to include you. 

Australian residents only, I'm afraid. The generous prize donors are providing postage, so it's only fair we keep it local. (Singapore residents who are friends with my sister, if you win, she will hand deliver the goodies in June, won't you, Em?!) 

Total prize valued at well over $250. Winner announced here at 7pm Saturday 25th May.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your support and kindness.

Congratulations! The winner of all those lovely goodies is Helen. Please email me your postal address to typicallyred@yahoo.com. The runners up who have won the merchandise pack from Australia's Biggest Morning Tea are Naomi M from Canberra and Sophie. Thank you everyone!

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    1. Morning Greer, a lovely morning for a cup of tea in the sun. I deleted my first comment as I have just now made a donation to your appeal.

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  2. Hellooo Greer! What a wonderful collection of goodies you have collected together! My favourite combo is a strongly brewed, sweet and milky cup of Earl Grey with a chocolate brownie on the side. Yum! Good luck with the fundraising!! xx

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  3. Thanks for organising this wonderful event. I hope you raise lots for the Cancer Council.
    Since going all healthy in the last couple of years my favourite treat is a cuppa spearmint tea and a cocoa date ball. In fact, its only 8.45 but I might have to start the day with one right now!

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  4. You are so good at organising these Greer and how lovely that you have all those wonderful sponsors providing so generously. I will of course pop by to donate soon as I like to every year. As for my favourite treat...it would be a strong cup of English Breakfast tea with a few homemade gingernuts for dunking! Good luck with your fundraising efforts x

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  5. I'm crazy for tea! Especially tea with my 2yo boy - we get out our teapot, teacozy, milk jug, cups & saucers & lil cakes & plates & set it on the table where we sip out tea with our pinkies in the air!

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  6. Hmmm my favourite is a strong brew of black coffee with home made Monte Carlos... YUM! I will pop over to the link and donate.

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  7. Kudos to you for organising and hosting such a lovely fundraiser... and kudos to the wonderful people who have donated to your giveaway :-) I will pop over and donate in a minute but first, I know it sounds boring, but I can never go past an authentic CWA scone with homemade jam and thickened cream. You know, the kind of scone made lightly with expert fingertips, warmed in an oven (no microwaves, thank you!), and smeared with a generous dollop of jam with actual bits of fruit in it. Washed down with sips of a nice Earl Gray. Sigh. Heavenly.

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  8. What a wonderful giveaway, such fabulous prizes.

    I love english breakfast with homemade gingernuts. Delicious.

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  9. Can I only pick one favourite? Either a Dark chocolate hot chocolate, on its own it covers so many basis for me. If not a green tea and any form of good chocolate.
    I am so impressed by what you are doing here! Cancer Council of Australia loves people like yourself!

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  10. Large whole milk cappuccino, melting moment, Bilgola Beach! Ahhhh the serenity!

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  11. you are so gorgeous to be hosting this again lovely Greer....and how generous are your amazing sponsors! the prizes are all incredible - there are some very clever people out there in the world!! I love a good morning tea/afternoon tea, any excuse for a catch up I say and I can't go past a yummy cappuccino, usually on skinny milk and that's only to justify whatever gorgeous treat i'd like to have with it - be that brownie, or my current favourite passionfruit slice!! mmmm!!! We're having a Biggest morning tea at my place on Thursday with some lovely girls and lots of cups of tea and coffee and yummy food! i'll think of you and have a 'cuppa' toast. love lisa xxxx

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  12. What a lovely idea! A bloggy morning tea, I can so be a part of that as it fits in with nap time! New to your blog, came via Vanessa at Slow Heart Sing, and looking forward to getting to know you a bit more! Maybe you would like a cuppa (soy and honey) and some raisin toast with Philly cheese to share with me? I know soy milk and Philly?! That's just how I roll ;)

    Oh, I donated but its in hubby's name Paul :)

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  13. Brickies tea with a dash for me, extra strong with the teabag left in . And a noice sloice or choccie digestive for dunking. Such a gorgeous array of treats to give away, you have some very talented supporters Greer. I look forward to dropping in for a catch up every day this week. Love Sue Bob xx

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  14. Im not a big tea drinker but I do love a cup of peppermint tea. Just recently had devonshire tea of pumpkin scones and home made chutney in Richmond Tasmania - dericiuous!

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  15. Biggest ever morning tea! Great idea my lovely and such fabulous prizes. My tipple is a cup of Lady Grey w honey and lemon and vegemite on sour dough toast. Xxbriony

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  16. For me, almond crescents and a latte would be my most favourite combo, though I'm currently eating a slice of banana bread fresh from the oven with an English Breakfast, and it's pretty darn good too! Well done for hitting your target.. Such a wonderful cause.
    Shannon x

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  17. I just held my own Biggest Morning Tea at home last Friday and it is such a great thing to be a part of. Wonderful that it has been going for 20 years now.
    As for me, for some reason I don't like to eat and drink hot beverages at the same time. So I just stick with either an espresso or a strong tea with milk and 1 sugar.

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  18. Just a simple cappuccino for me and if cake is available I am partial to cheesecake ( but ever so fattening) I'll be helping to run the biggest morning tea for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and have today just started to organize posters for the ward to prommote cancer awareness, so this is a very timely post on your behalf, good luck with the fund raising

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  19. At the moment I am teaming my afternoon coffee (strong, flat white) with a Bacci Bianco (or if I'm naughty, two!). I love Bacci's and have just discovered these white chocolate ones - to which I am becomming quickly addicted. I have also just discovered your blog via Christina's guest post (which was lovely btw), I'm looking forward to having a good nosey at your other posts. Good luck with the fundraising. Such beautiful prizes and a fab idea. I have donated.

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  20. I have to say i'm quite partial to a flat white made with freshly ground beans and full fat milk, coupled with a delicious freshly cooked piece of chocolate brownie that is slightly soft in the centre!! Yum yum yum. I hope those donations keep on rolling in.
    Georgi xx

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  21. Hi Greer, doin' a fabulous job for a fabulous cause!
    My favourite cuppa is a freshly brewed pot of Chai tea accompanied with a Pistachio & Rosewater cookie. I'm also partial to a cup of fine Earl Grey tea (loose leaf of course).

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  22. Hello, for me nothing is more satisfying than a pot of English Breakfast tea brewed in my grandmother's teapot and a chewy chocolate brownie - pure heaven.

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  23. Love the giveaways. Tea freak's really cute! xxM

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  24. I love cappuccino, in fact I love most coffee!

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  25. Matcha Chai and a mini ginger pear tart for me. Not an everyday treat obviously but neither are those gorgeous prizes!

    I couldn't make a big donation but I am so pleased to see how wonderfully your fundraising is doing, it's pretty exciting when you see these positive examples of online community and participation.

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  26. Hi Greer, this week has been busy busy for me so I've just got around to making a donation today and catching up on your week..
    My favourite combo is a delicious flat white coffee, 1 raw sugar, with an afghan cookie (a NZ specialty made with all the usual goodies, plus corn flakes for crunch, topped with chocolate ganache and flaked almonds). An inevitable sugar rush always follows...
    I quickly made those choc chip pistachio biscuits tonight... So yummy. Loving your daily blog.
    Good luck reaching your target. Xx Deb

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  27. This is an incredible giveaway. I have to admit to having a very traditional and uninspiring addiction to English Breakfast Tea, an organic brand. It has to be drunk from my *massive* mug (of which I bought two to ensure I always have one clean and available). And the perfect accompaniment is usually a biscuit that I have whipped up with no recipe whatsoever. 'Cupboard' biscuits are the best - they use up what you have already, keep everyone on their toes and ensure you keep remembering to buy pepitas and rapadura.

    Honestly? The links you have provided will be my undoing. Teatastic indeed. Good luck with your Bloggy Morning Tea!

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  28. Hi Greer. This is a great idea and a timely reminder to donate to the Cancer Council. I lost my father and 18 month old niece to cancer and most people I know have been touched by the disease in some way. Hope you reach your target.
    I can't go past tea with fluffy scones, jam and cream. Wish I could make scones that didn't end up like rocks!
    Penny x

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  29. YAY! I've just been on your Donation link and you've gone over your goal lovely lady! Hooray for you and for all the good that you are doing Greer! Now as for my drink and sweets combo...

    A large skim flat white in a mug (if naturopath asks it's soy OK!) and a slice of tiramisu (again this is made from soy ;)...) Coffee on coffee - That's the only way to do it!

    Sophie xo

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  30. Oh my goodness, Helen won my giveaway! Wow, how lovely for her!

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    1. I am very lucky it seems Vanessa! Time for lotto? Seriously though, thank you for sharing this blog with me.. I love this community of generous hearted Aussie mums sharing what they love! Xx

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  31. Greer how exciting! Thanks for the opportunity! I can't say this enough but you have lead a wonderful Morning Tea this week. I have loved popping around your place each and every day and marvel at your delectable goodies and read posts from some very inspiring people :) Well done to you!

    Sophie xo

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  32. Thank you so much Greer for organising this morning tea! And to all the lovely people who have helped you reach your goal.. Thank you, thank you, thank you...

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  33. It really has been a privilege to be involved. Applause Greer. Hope the collapse is a lovely one in this gorgeous autumn sun :) Helen - two tea towels heading your way soon! Caroline from ink & weave

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